Off-road is where the Sport is king of the hill. The shorter first gear and good traction really make it wonderful on patches where the soil is loose.
You can literally get the Sport to slide all-day long and you will be left craving for more. Plus the four-wheel drive gear with its locking centre differential gives it a greater depth of talent than most other SUVs, considering it's available for both four-high and four-low modes.
So if you have a farmhouse with a non-existent access road, or intend to go off the beaten path, then the Sport's abilities will get you to your destination without as much as a squeak. While we couldn't get the opportunity to drive across varied terrain, in the dry, on dusty patches of land, with lots of bumps and rocks, the Sport simply made its point clear.